iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe offers a compelling but tricky experience

Designed with both style and function in mind, the $59 iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe is the perfect way to keep your ID and credit cards close at hand.

iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe
iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe

Crafted from specially tanned and finished European leather, the wallet features strong built-in magnets that allow it to effortlessly snap into place on the back of your iPhone. You can even stack it on top of a clear or silicone case with MagSafe to create a look that’s unique to you. The leather wallet is shielded so it’s safe for credit cards. It comes in your choice of four colors: Baltic Blue, California Poppy, Saddle Brown, and Black.

Michael Potuck for 9to5Mac:

I just got the black version and have been checking it out for the last few hours to get a feel for it.

Just like we’ve come to expect from Apple’s other leather accessories, the iPhone Leather Wallet continues the tradition of using premium leather (specially tanned and finished European leather in this case) with great attention to details like precise stitching…

The biggest downside for me so far is getting cards out. If you’re carrying 1 or 2, you can usually slide one out while the wallet remains attached to your phone by pulling from the 1/8-inch or so of exposed card (not easy though). However, if you have the wallet filled up, you pretty much have to remove it from your iPhone and use the push slot to get your cards out…

MKBHD did a great job demonstrating what to expect with the MagSafe strength of the iPhone Leather Wallet, so I knew what I was getting into here thanks to him. I’ve found the same with my hands-on time, it can definitely fall off easier than you’d hope. But I think once you get used to it, you’ll be aware of how to carefully put it in your pocket (especially with tight jeans/pants etc.) so you don’t knock it off.

MacDailyNews Take: Potuck believes that the important shielding aspect of the wallet, to protect your cards’ magnetic stripes could be why it’s a bit less strong than other MagSafe accessories. So, if you’re going to be sliding your iPhone in and out of tight jeans pockets, this might not be the solution for you (see the video below). If you carry your iPhone in a purse or bag, the Leather Wallet with MagSafe might be just what you’re looking for!


  1. I don’t understand why anyone wants or needs this accessory. In the UK we can now go about our business totally Cardless. All bank cards and loyalty cards are stored in Wallet. Every retailer accepts ApplePay.

    1. Did you post that comment back when the wallet was announced, cause I swear I read this already.

      And, like before, if you have an iPhone you must know that ApplePay lets you go credit card or loyalty card-less, but many still carry State ID and a health insurance card, not to mention a credit card as backup.

      1. Given Trump has won, he can make sure there’s a faster transition to digital cards, so the US can be as advanced as the UK. Otherwise imagine how backward things would have been with tech luddite Biden in charge… one shudders to think. America’s North Star is Trump, so glad he won!

    2. So very jealous. Traveled in England a few years back and even then Apple Pay was excepted everywhere. In the US only 40% of large retailers accept it. Consumer choice it seems is not important. I try not to shop where it isn’t accepted.

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